Indiana, 3 Other States Added To Chicago Travel Quarantine Order As Cases In Hoosier State Continue To Surge

CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and New Mexico have been added to the list of states and territories covered by the city’s emergency travel order, which requires people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from COVID-19 hotspots.

Effective Friday, the city’s travel quarantine order now applies to 25 states and Puerto Rico. The list now includes: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

“Chicago residents are strongly advised not to travel to these states,” Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.



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Chicago’s quarantine mandate requires anyone who is arriving in the city from states considered to be COVID-19 hot spots to self-isolate for a minimum

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BioHiTech Receives Additional Food Waste Digester Order from Princess Cruises Valued at Approximately $300,000

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BioHiTech Global, Inc. (“BioHiTech” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BHTG), a sustainable technology and services company, announced today it has received an additional purchase order for its Revolution Series™ food waste digesters from Princess Cruises, valued at approximately $300,000.

BioHiTech expects to deliver these digesters for installation on Princess Cruises’ newest ship, the Enchanted Princess during the fourth quarter of 2020. Utilization of the Revolution Series digesters, equipped with BioHiTech’s proprietary data analytics platform, is part of Princess Cruises’ comprehensive plan to limit food waste, achieve safe onboard disposal, and improve associated environmental outcomes.

“We continue to see sales momentum for our digesters in the cruise industry and this latest order from Princess Cruises represents their consistent commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship,” said Frank E. Celli, CEO of BioHiTech Global.  “Each new ship installation further demonstrates our

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Chicago to Update Emergency Travel Order Requiring Quarantine, Likely to Add Indiana

The city of Chicago on Tuesday is set to update its emergency travel order requiring a 14-day quarantine, with Indiana likely to be added to the list.



a person in a blue car: A medical personnel member administers a rapid antigen coronavirus test at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens near Miami, on August 5, 2020. – In one of two state-run locations, Hard Rock Stadium is now offering rapid testing with same-day results, with testing available for kids ages 5-17 and those 65 or older, or those who are experiencing symptoms. 1,250 free tests will be available per day at the two state-run sites. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)


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A medical personnel member administers a rapid antigen coronavirus test at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens near Miami, on August 5, 2020. – In one of two state-run locations, Hard Rock Stadium is now offering rapid testing with same-day results, with testing available for kids ages 5-17 and those 65 or older, or those who are experiencing symptoms. 1,250 free tests will be available per day at the two state-run sites. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)


Last week, Chicago health officials removed two states, Georgia and Texas, added Alaska and placed Indiana on a “warning list” to likely be added the following week.

The travel order currently covers 22

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EU seeks to bring order to confusing COVID-era travel

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union adopted on Tuesday a “traffic light” system to guide member states whether to require COVID-19 testing or quarantines for non-essential EU travellers such as tourists.

A meeting of European affairs ministers approved the recommendation, which aims to end a confusing patchwork of restrictions and to restore free movement – a cherished principle in the 27-member bloc – when conditions allow.

With cases spiking across Europe, only a few areas would currently qualify for the lowest-risk “green” band allowing unrestricted travel. They include most of eastern Germany, parts of the Nordic and Baltic countries, some areas of Bulgaria and Greece, and one zone in Italy.

EU nations will be encouraged to apply “proportionate” measures for medium-risk orange and high-risk red zones, which could include a quarantine or a test but not a blanket bar on entry.

The 27 nations are to supply

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Norwegian Cruise Line cancels cruises until December after CDC no-sail order extended

MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has canceled cruises on its three brands — Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas — until December.



a large ship in a body of water: Images of Norwegian Encore cruise ship during inaugural sailing from PortMiami on Nov. 21-24, 2019.


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Images of Norwegian Encore cruise ship during inaugural sailing from PortMiami on Nov. 21-24, 2019.

The announcement comes just days after the White House overruled a plan by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ban U.S. cruises until February 2021. Instead, the agency extended its “no-sail order” through Oct. 31. Cruise operations stopped in the U.S. in mid-March amid COVID-19 outbreaks on several ships.

Carnival Cruise Line canceled all U.S. cruises for November and December except for those that will leave from PortMiami and Port Canaveral, which are on track to restart Nov. 1. Royal Caribbean Group and MSC Cruises continue to sell cruises for November. Disney Cruise Line and Virgin Voyages are still selling cruises for

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Chicago to Update Coronavirus Travel Order Requiring 14-Day Quarantine

The city of Chicago on Tuesday is set to update its emergency travel order requiring a 14-day quarantine.



a man standing in front of a car: MIAMI, FLORIDA – JULY 23: Health care workers direct people to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at the new federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, visited the site, as the state of Florida experiences a spike in coronavirus cases, to encourage people to wear a mask and take other precautions to fight the pandemic. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JULY 23: Health care workers direct people to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at the new federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, visited the site, as the state of Florida experiences a spike in coronavirus cases, to encourage people to wear a mask and take other precautions to fight the pandemic. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Last week, Chicago health officials added four states to the list: Kentucky, Wyoming, Texas, and Nevada. No states that were previously included were removed in last week’s update, bringing the total number of states and territories to 23.

The full list now includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho,

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Alaska added to Chicago travel order, 2 states removed; Indiana now on warning list

CHICAGO — Health officials in Chicago updated the city’s emergency travel order Tuesday. Alaska has been added. Georgia and Texas were removed.

Health officials also list Indiana at a warning level.

According to the city’s website

Indiana is seeing a daily case average of over 15 cases/100k/day. To allow residents enough time to plan travel to this border state, it has been added to a warning list. If Indiana is unable to bring down the daily case average in the next week, they will be added to the quarantine list. Chicago residents are strongly advised to not travel to Indiana.

The full list now includes: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. 

Starting Friday, anyone arriving from the newly-added states will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days in Chicago,

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Norwegian Cruise Line cancels cruises until December after CDC no-sail order extended | Money

MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has canceled cruises on its three brands — Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas — until December.

The announcement comes just days after the White House overruled a plan by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ban U.S. cruises until February 2021. Instead, the agency extended its “no-sail order” through Oct. 31. Cruise operations stopped in the U.S. in mid-March amid COVID-19 outbreaks on several ships.

Carnival Cruise Line canceled all U.S. cruises for November and December except for those that will leave from PortMiami and Port Canaveral, which are on track to restart Nov. 1. Royal Caribbean Group and MSC Cruises continue to sell cruises for November. Disney Cruise Line and Virgin Voyages are still selling cruises for December.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Royal Caribbean Group teamed up to hire a group of medical experts who

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CDC extends no-sail order for cruise lines, questions efforts in Europe

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The Disney Dream leaves on a cruise from Port Canaveral in March, just prior to the suspension of cruises because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially extended its “no-sail order” for U.S.-based cruise ships through Oct. 31.

The CDC said it is not confident that changes the cruise industry has implemented in Europe to curb the spread of COVID-19 on cruise ships that have resumed sailing there are working adequately. It said it is still too risky to allow resumption of cruise voyages from U.S. ports.

“Recent passenger voyages in foreign countries continue to have outbreaks, despite cruise ship operators having extensive health and safety protocols to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 on board, and spread to communities where passengers disembark,” the CDC said in a statement. “When health and safety protocols were apparently observed, resuming

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Carnival’s Princess Cruises Takes Delivery Of Cruise Ship Amid CDC’s Extended No-Sail Order

Carnival’s (CCL) Princess Cruises took delivery of a new cruise ship on Thursday dubbed the Enchanted Princess.

The 145,000-ton ship was handed over in a ceremony at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The Enchanted Princess will carry 3,660 guests onboard, expanding the cruise line’s fleet of MedallionClass vessels, which includes sister ships – Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Majestic Princess, and Sky Princess

The arrival of the Enchanted Princess marks the 100th ship to be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. Princess Cruises also took delivery of the first cruise ship that Fincantieri built back in 1990 – the Crown Princess. The Enchanted Princess is also the first ship to be completed during the coronavirus pandemic, which has stalled sailings through Oct. 31 as part of a no-sail order that was extended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.

“We officially welcome Enchanted Princess into the Princess

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